The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Walt Disney World While Pregnant


There are a lot of things to consider when planning a trip to Walt Disney World while pregnant. Walt Disney World is arguably the most “pregnant woman friendly” theme park you can attend. Here is our guide to visiting Walt Disney World pregnant.

First of all, it should be noted that anyone who travels to Walt Disney World while pregnant should see their doctor to find out what is right for them. Always follow doctors’ recommendations before what might be stated in this article.

Know which rides are generally safe

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There are several rides at Walt Disney World that are generally considered safe for pregnant bikers. These will be the rides with no height requirement.

Magic Kingdom rides with no height requirement include Astro Orbiter, Space Ranger Spin by Buzz Lightyear, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Haunted Mansion, “It’s a Small World”, Jungle Cruise, Mad Tea Party, Magic Carpets of ‘Aladdin, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan’s Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Prince Charming Regal Carousel, The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover and Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid. All of these rides are relatively docile.

At Epcot, Frozen Ever After, Gran Fiesta Tour, Journey into Imagination with Figment, Living with the Land, The Seas with Nemo & Friends, and Spaceship Earth are generally safe for pregnant women.

In Animal Kingdom, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Na’vi River Journey, and TriceraTop Spin are all on the list of no-height requirements. However, one should take into account that Kilimanjaro safaris can be quite bumpy, so caution should be exercised before riding.

In Hollywood studios, the only ride with no height requirement is Toy Story Mania.

Take breaks at quick-service restaurants or shows

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There are many excellent quick service restaurants in each of the parks that have sufficient indoor seating. These locations are perfect for rehydration and refueling with an air-conditioned break, and do not require advance reservations for meals. If you’re visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios, check out ABC Commissary, Backlot Express, PizzeRizzo, or Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo. At the Village Haus in Magic Kingdom Pinocchio, Pecos Bill’s, Columbia Harbor House, and Cosmic Ray’s all have plenty of indoor seating. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you can find heat relief at Satu’li Canteen, Pizzafari, and Restaurantosarus. EPCOT has plenty of quick service points inside, but some of the places with the most indoor seating are Regal Eagle Smokehouse in the American Adventure lodge, Sunshine Seasons in the Land lodge, and Sommerfest in the Germany lodge.

There are also several amazing shows to enjoy while letting those feet rest. At the Magic Kingdom, look for Country Bear Jamboree, Hall of Presidents, Carousel of Progress, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, or Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. At Epcot, catch one of the shows in the pavilions of the World Showcase. At Animal Kingdom, you might want to check out A Lion King Festival Celebration, It’s Hard To Be A Bug, or Animal Encounters: Winged Encounters – The Kingdom Takes Flight. Finally, at Hollywood Studios MuppetVision 3D, For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-a-Long Celebration, and Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage are all fun shows to watch.


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